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Inside Iowa State
Oct. 18, 1996

Phone book recycling program continued

The 4th annual phone book recycling effort on campus is under way, with the pick-up date scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 23.

Spearheaded by the ISU Recycling Committee, the project aims to land used phone books in a recycling bin, rather than a trash bin. Campus directories as well as city phone books will be collected.

Recycling committee volunteers collected 6.63 tons of phone books last fall. The goal this year is to increase that feat by 10 percent. Two years ago, nearly three tons of phone books were collected for recycling.

Here's the plan:

Collected phone books are returned to the commercial publishers, who use the paper to produce more phone books. Questions should be directed to Gloria Erickson, 4-7977.

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